Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I Really Did Try!

For days I have been trying to "storyboard" the tale of Rapunzel. It's essentially a sheet of paper with little boxes that will eventually represent the pages of a picture book. I couldn't do it. I couldn't think that small. I came up with a few ideas that way but I was really struggling with being original. So I said screw it and just started making the pages themselves. The larger canvas really made it so much easier, BUT the pages are a little more developed than a "dummy book" should be. I can't draw, so I had to collage several of the pages for ease; most of it isn't fit for print (too rough) but it has more color than I think she originally wanted us to have. So here's hoping that doesn't bite me in the rear.

I stayed up till 5AM working on this thing, but Robin thankfully helped me keep going for the last 2 or 3 hours. It's 32 pages, people! What do you expect?

Here are a few samples:

Rapunzel growing up into a desirable young woman (with really long hair).

The Prince seeing Rapunzel face-to-face for the first time.

The Prince falling from the tower.

The Prince wandering the desert blind with Rapunzel in the distance.

So that's my best effort. With my own work, I'll have more creative freedom. Besides going to this class this afternoon, I'm taking a breather on picture books until Friday. I need to write some more of my novel, and I also need to catch up on my sleep!


Jenny said...

The Prince looks hot! =)

Good job!

berto xxx said...

yeah! thats awsome!! i like it!

berto xxx